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Ethiopian CCODP projects reap rewards

September 9, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast returned from a July 30 to Aug. 8 visit to Ethiopia pleased with the positive response to projects funded by Canadian Catholics there.

Juno nominees met in music class at Toronto high school

Amanda Walther

September 9, 2013
RUANE REMY
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Before they were Juno nominees, Sheila Carabine and Amanda Walther were classmates 15 years ago in Mr. Jatiouk's music room.

Catholic hip-hopper

September 9, 2013

Hip-hop singer Cory Larmour performs at St. Isaac Jogues Youth Conference in Wynantskill, N.Y., Aug. 10.

Charter of Quebec Values targets religious expression

Quebec Premier Pauline Marois

September 2, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Religious freedom advocates say the proposed Charter of Quebec Values that would ban religious dress and symbols from public institutions is unlikely to survive a Supreme Court challenge.

Jesus is eager to forgive sinners, says Francis

September 2, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY - Jesus told his disciples that the entrance to heaven is like a "narrow gate," not because God has made salvation difficult, but because people find it difficult to recognize their sinfulness and accept God's mercy, Pope Francis said.

Doctors dump resolution on euthanasia study

September 2, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

The Canadian Medical Association's (CMA) general council has voted not to change its policy against euthanasia and assisted suicide – for now.

Changing of guard in archdiocesan deacon program

Ron Woytiuk

September 2, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Following a lot of prayer, Deacon Lynn Pion decided to apply for a new role as the director of the Edmonton Archdiocese's permanent diaconate formation and study program.

Winski combats gender discrimination

Linda Winski

September 2, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

"The reality is that gender discrimination still exists in so many different forms in our world. We all need to continue to work to eliminate that," said Linda Winski.

Benedict's secretary dismisses report pope resigned due to a mystical experience

September 2, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Archbishop Georg Ganswein, retired Pope Benedict XVI's longtime personal secretary, said a story about the pope resigning after a "mystical experience" was completely invented.

Young teacher makes giant leap into the Great White North

Pamila Jesuthasan

September 2, 2013
VANESSA SANTILLI
CATHOLIC REGISTER SPECIAL

Pamila Jesuthasan knows teaching is her vocation. Because of this, she took a leap of faith by moving more than 2,000 kilometres away from the comforts of her Toronto home to the isolated village of Ivujivik, Que.